THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. Psalms 23:1 (AMPC)
Notice the tense of this declaration – the Lord is. It doesn’t say that once the Lord was or He used to be or that the Lord is about to become or one day He will be.
It is an emphatic right now ongoing assurance – the Lord is my Shepherd.
The Lord is my provider, my guide and my shield. This means I’m totally entirely covered in every aspect of life. The Lord is; also implies that He doesn’t only do but He also is. For example, He doesn’t only provide but He Himself is the provision.
In this passage the Lord is my Shepherd both the Father and Son are present. God is both provider and provision. God the Father is provider, God the Son is provision.
Jesus says He’s the Good Shepherd. John 10:11, 14
He goes on to say the sheep are in His hands and at the same time in the Father’s hands where no one can snatch them. John 10:28, 29
Then Jesus concludes – He’s one with the Father. John 10:30
The provision and the provider are one.
Therefore, all we should focus on is the Lord not the needs or wants. For the Lord is both the provider and the provision.
He’s both the bread giver and the bread. The Savior and the Salvation. The well and the water. The healer and the healing or health. The counselor and the counsel. The way maker and the way. The blesser and the blessing. The satisfier and the satisfaction.